verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- guerrilla warfare,
- guesclin, bertrand du,
- guesde, jules,
- guess again,
- guest beer
Origin of guess
Examples from the Web for guessed
Therefore, we should—you guessed it—develop the Canadian tar sands and build the Keystone pipeline.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alexander is everything Turing is not—gregarious, flirty, and, you guessed it, charming.From ‘The Good Wife’ to ‘The Imitation Game’: Matthew Goode Wages His Charm Offensive|Kevin Fallon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many New Yorkers at the time would have guessed the first development; few the second.
At which point Bassam informs Jamal the rebel leader is willing to (you guessed it) talk.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East|Andrew Romano|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He remembered a footbridge the other volunteers had guessed at.
Alice darted a keen look on the Duke, as if to read his meaning; another on Charles, to know whether she had guessed it rightly.Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott
He was going to tell her to get it, but she guessed it herself.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus|Laura Lee Hope
He said it over slowly, as one repeats the guessed answer to a riddle, doubtfully.Life in the Iron-Mills|Rebecca Harding Davis
My readers will, however, already have guessed that my mother was no common character.Much Darker Days|Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
Robert guessed it all, and whatever remorseful love could do to soften such a strain and burden he tried to do.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
verb (when tr, may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for guess
c.1300, gessen "to estimate, appraise," originally "take aim," probably from Scandinavian (cf. Middle Danish gitse, getze "to guess," Old Norse geta "guess, get"), possibly influenced by Middle Dutch gessen, Middle Low German gissen "to guess," all from Proto-Germanic *getiskanan "to get" (see get). Sense evolution is from "to get," to "to take aim at," to "to estimate." Meaning "to hit upon the right answer" is from 1540s. U.S. sense of "calculate, recon" is true to the oldest English meaning. Spelling with gu- is late 16c., sometimes attributed to Caxton and his early experience as a printer in Bruges. Related: Guessed; guessing. Guessing game attested from 1650s.
c.1300, from guess (v.). Verbal shrug phrase your guess is as good as mine attested from 1902.
see anyone's guess; educated guess; have another guess coming; your guess is as good as mine.